Sylvia Lee2017-10-09T22:31:35+00:00

Sylvia Lee

Environmental Engineer

“That single day made me want to go into engineering. Had I not gone to that, I don’t think I would have known what engineering was. This is why I believe so much in the power of exposure.”

Career Highlights
  • Manager of the water division at the Skoll Global Threats Fund, which funds engineering innovations that benefit communities facing water insecurity and other global threats
  • Addresses the complex issues surrounding the availability and utilization of water around the globe
  • Engages in public policy to raise awareness and inspire change regarding the global water crisis
  • Was influenced at an early age to study engineering when she attended a daylong ‘girls in engineering’ program at her local university

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Environmental Engineering in your future? Are you passionate about caring for our environment and improving the state of the world? STEM Gem Sylvia Lee has made it her life’s work to address the complex issues surrounding the availability and utilization of water around the globe. Read her story and digest. Watch one of her videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.

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